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GEAR UP Wyoming

SEO, University of Wyoming

Dept. 3808

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Knight Hall, Room 330

Phone: (307) 766-6189

Email: gearupwy@uwyo.edu

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FAFSA

Changes to the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA)

Starting with the 2017-2018 FAFSA, there will be two important changes.

The first change will be that the FAFSA can be submitted much earlier. Rather than having to wait until January 1, 2017, the 2017-2018 FAFSA can be filed on October 1, 2016. This earlier submission date will be a permanent change, allowing the FAFSA to be submitted as early as October 1 every year.

The second change will be a requirement to report income and tax information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017-2018 FAFSA, your 2015 income and tax information should be reported rather than your 2016 information.

One of the advantages of the FAFSA changes is that taxes will already be completed by the time the FAFSA is filled out. With taxes already completed, you also may be able to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to automatically import tax information into the FAFSA.

It is important for students to complete the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA). Not only does completing the FAFSA enable a student to find out what kind of federal financial aid is available, but many scholarships also require that the FAFSA be completed.

 

When a Student is 
Attending College 
(School Year)

When a Student 
Can Submit 
a FAFSA

Which Year’s Income 
and Tax Information 
is Required

Jul 1, 2016 – Jun 30, 2017

Jan 1, 2016 – Jun 30, 2017

2015

Jul 1, 2017 – Jun 30, 2018

Oct 1, 2016 – Jun 30, 2018

2015

Jul 1, 2018 – Jun 30, 2019

Oct 1, 2017 – Jun 30, 2019

2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hathaway Scholarship

The Hathaway Scholarship was established to help Wyoming’s students prepare for and pursue their post-secondary education within the state of Wyoming. 

Every Wyoming middle and high school student is automatically eligible for the Hathaway Scholarship. By maintaining a certain GPA, test scores, and class requirements throughout high school, students have the opportunity to graduate with the Hathaway Scholarship. They can use their Hathaway Scholarship to pay for tuition at the University of Wyoming or a Wyoming community college.

For more information on the Hathaway Scholarship, visit http://hathawayscholarship.org/hathaway-scholarship

 

Discussion about the Hathaway Scholarship and the necessary requirements.


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GEAR UP Wyoming

SEO, University of Wyoming

Dept. 3808

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Knight Hall, Room 330

Phone: (307) 766-6189

Email: gearupwy@uwyo.edu

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